Conner Bleackley: 2014 Top Prospect

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League:  WHL     Team:  Red Deer Rebels

Position:  Center     Shoots:  Right

DOB:  Feb. 7, 1996     Birthplace:  High River, AB

Height:  6′     Weight:  202

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 66   G: 9   A:  9  Pts:  18  PIM: 28   Plus/Minus: -4

2013-14 Stats:  Games: 71   G: 29   A:  39  Pts:  68  PIM: 48   Plus/Minus:  +3

Conner Bleackley plays in the Western Hockey League for the Red Deer Rebels.

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Connor Bleackley

Conner BleackleyAbout:  Conner Bleackley

Red Deer center Conner Bleackley has raised his draft status from a late first/early second round pick to being considered a potential top 15-20 pick.

Offensive Buzzwords:   Conner Bleackley is a skilled offensive player that has a very good shot with a pro-release. He’s not an overly physical player but he is not afraid to go into the tough areas of the ice.  He has a good complete level.

Skating:  Bleackley is a good skater that is very strong on his skates with good speed and acceleration.

Defensive Buzzwords:  Conner Bleackley’s defensive game is a work in progress.

Prospect Analysis:  Bleackley is primarily an offensive player and if he can work on his two-way game he could be a surprise come draft time.  Connor Bleackley will probably be a late 1st round or early 2nd round selection.


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